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Old 06-25-2022, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Carl Froehlich View Post
I find wiping down with Coleman fuel before shooting primer to work well.

Doesn't modern "Coleman fuel" contain additives? I'd worry about fish-eyes or orange peel with that.
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Old 06-25-2022, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by N804RV View Post
Doesn't modern "Coleman fuel" contain additives? I'd worry about fish-eyes or orange peel with that.
As far as I know, it is still the Naphtha based fuel that cleans with no residue. Also great for final cleaning of gas tanks before the pro-seal process.

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Old 06-26-2022, 06:47 AM
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Blowing off any debris just spreads it around unless you have a good extraction system. Vacuuming will at least remove most of the contaminants. Grease causes paint blemishes so must be removed, by wiping or sanding. Test your wiping solvent on a hidden spot to ensure it doesn't melt the primer!
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Old 06-26-2022, 08:59 AM
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I wiped away all the sanding residue with damp paper towels. Cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.

Water is nearly free and harmless to handle (dumped the excess water on my grass and it's not dead yet ). Isopropyl alcohol removes water and hydrocarbon based contamination.
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